V7 Weapons Systems MPR

There is a new AR-15 free float hand guard on the market. The MPR, or Multi Purpose Rail, from V7 Weapon Systems is now available.


The MPR is fairly lightweight at 12.6 ounces (15.2 with the barrel nut) for a 13.5″ rail, as you would expect from V7 Weapon Systems. They managed to keep the weight to a minimum by aggressively removing material from the rail everywhere they could. This includes machining grooves into the full length top rail and short, forward 3, 6, and 9 o’clock rails. The MPR also features 4 QD sling swivel sockets (1 forward and 1 rear on each side).

The included barrel nut might merit a post of its own. It is designed to make timing the nut as easy as possible. It lacks teeth so you don’t have to line up a pass-through for the gas tube and it features 32 different mounting positions so you can set the torque where you want it. On top of all that, you don’t need a specific wrench to install it. It can be tightened with a 1″ or 1 1/8″ wrench.

You can check out the MPR at V7 Weapon Systems.

4 Responses to V7 Weapons Systems MPR

  1. Cymondh July 7, 2014 at 18:34 #

    hmmm … I don’t know about this one. It costs almost $300 and 15 ounces is kinda heavy. It’s especially bad since V7 Systems usually markets to people willing to pay extra for titanium parts to save a fraction of an ounce. Seriously, their ultralight titanium takedown pins cost $27 and only save you 0.31 ounce. Their lightweight endplate costs $27 to save you 0.35 ounce, and their lightweight castle nut costs $22 to save you 0.39 ounce. All together, they cost $76 and only save you 1.05 ounce.
    The BCM KMR13 costs $270 and weighs only 7.7 ounces WITH barrel nut and mounting hardware.
    The Midwest Industries 12″ rail weighs only 8.5 ounces WITH barrel nut and only costs $200. If you want something longer, their 15″ rail only weighs 9.9 ounces with barrel nut, and costs $20 more. Midwest makes an even lighter version with most of the top rail removed, but it’s only available in 12″ length right now. (They also make M-Lok versions, but again, they’re only 12″ right now).
    I just expected more from V7 Systems than a handguard that costs $300 and weighs nearly a pound.

  2. AKFan July 7, 2014 at 22:25 #


    Word is (via this M4C thread: http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?137888-V7-Weapon-Systems) that customers that have spoken with V7 have been told that V7 is planning on two different routes for their products, one being lightweight components like the ones they made their name with and the other being a ‘duty’/hard-use line that focuses more on durability and ease-of-use in the field. I’m going to guess that this might fall in the latter field as it’s not of their customary lightweight nature, plus that barrel nut setup seems made with an eye towards ease of use and less downtime and AR-specific tools needed.

    Not saying this is definitely V7’s thinking or plan with this, but just wanted to pass along what I heard.

  3. Gary July 8, 2014 at 12:41 #

    That barrel nut is an exact copy of the Noveske NSR barrel nut. Even the wrench size for installing it is the same.

    No surprise, being that the owner of V7 used to work for Noveske.

    • Jack July 14, 2014 at 11:19 #

      barrel nut isn’t “exact copy” its lighter, has more screw holes.

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